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Orit Ben-Shitrit
MEN DIE AND THEY ARE NOT HAPPY
production still by Jason O'Neal

 

ZOOM & ARTIS PRESENT HALF TAMED BEAST by ORIT BEN-SHITRIT
Daily performances at 1:00 p.m. | 3:00 p.m. | 5:00 p.m | 7:00 p.m.

The dual-projection video installation, "Men Die And They Are Not Happy," examines notions of The Leader, The People and The Law. The video is composed of three scenarios that abstractly depict the cycle of life. Each video scene is bookmarked by a "Dance of Violence," performed by a dancer in a confined red room. These dances spill into live performance at the Zoom Art Fair as a new choreography titled “Half Tamed Beast.” Four dancers bring this noir depiction to life through site-specific performances throughout the duration of the art fair. “Half Tamed Beast” is set to music the melds Western influences by Tim Korn with Eastern ones by Istiklal Trio.

Bio:
Orit Ben-Shitrit is a multidisciplinary artist who works in video, photography, dance, printmaking, and drawing. Ben-Shitrit was born in Jerusalem and raised in a Moroccan Jewish family. Though she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, her work explores the rich intersection of East and West. She is a recent graduate of the MFA program at Hunter College. Her recent exhibition venues include the Royal College of Art, London; Artist's Space, New York; National Centres of Contemporary Art, Russia; La Nau Universitat de Valencia, Spain; and Pace University Digital Gallery, New York.

 

 
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